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Plant Names: A Guide to Botanical Nomenclature

Roger Spencer Rob Cross

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CSIRO Publishing
01 March 2020
Scientific nomenclature & classification; Botany & plant sciences; Gardening
Plant Names is an invaluable guide to the use of scientific, commercial and common names for plants and the conventions for writing them. Written by horticultural botanists at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria, this book covers the naming of wild plants, plants modified by humans, why plant names change, their pronunciation and hints to help remember them, along with updated sections on trademarks and plant breeder's rights. The final section provides a detailed guide to resources useful to people using plant names.

This fourth edition is based on the recently updated International Code of Nomenclature for Algae, Fungi, and Plants and the International Code of Nomenclature for Cultivated Plants. It makes this technical information readily understandable to a range of readers, including botanists, publishers, professional horticulturists, nursery workers, hobby gardeners and anyone interested in plant names.
By:   Roger Spencer, Rob Cross
Imprint:   CSIRO Publishing
Country of Publication:   Australia
Edition:   4th Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 215mm,  Width: 148mm, 
Weight:   350g
ISBN:   9781486311446
ISBN 10:   148631144X
Pages:   168
Publication Date:   01 March 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Roger Spencer (BSc (Hons), MSc, PhD, Cert, Gard.) is Senior Horticultural Botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria in the Plant Identification Service. He has written many popular and scientific articles on horticultural topics and books on Elms, Grey and Silver Foliage Plants, and a recent 5-volume Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Rob Cross (BSc, BAppSci(Hort)) is passionate about plants, their use and their conservation. He is a horticultural botanist at the Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria where he deals with plant names on a daily basis, ensuring that plants in the Gardens' Living Plant Collection have the current correct name applied to them. Rob has written scientific papers, a booklet on Japanese Flowering Cherries and contributed to other horticultural books.

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